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DreamWorks Develops Online Channels for Verizon

DreamWorks Animation is developing with Verizon two new channels for its online children’s channels DreamWorksTV and AwesomenessTV. AwesomenessTV will produce more than 200 hours ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Director Jeff Hale Dies in Oregon

The following information has been pulled from a tribute compiled by ASIFA-SF president Karl Cohen with the assistance of Geraldine Clarke and Margot Hale. Jeff Hale, a prolific animator ... Continue Reading →
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Breakthrough Names Craig McGillivray VP Distribution

Breakthrough Entertainment has appointed Craig McGillivray as Vice President, Distribution. Based in the company’s Toronto headquarters, McGillivray will serve in a senior-level role ... Continue Reading →
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‘Barbapapa’ Co-Creator Talus Taylor Dies

San Francisco-born cartoonist Talus Taylor, who with his wife Annette Tison created the charming pink blob character Barbapapa in 1970, died in Paris on February 19 at the age of 82. ... Continue Reading →
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Hulu Nets SVOD Exclusive for Disney’s ‘Doc,’ ‘Bunnytown’

Hulu and the Disney-ABC Television Group announced a new agreement that grants Hulu the exclusive subscription video on-demand rights to the Disney Junior animated series Doc McStuffins ... Continue Reading →
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Season 2 of ‘PEG + CAT’ Starts Production

The Fred Rogers Company has announced production of a second season of PEG + CAT for PBS KIDS. The new season of the multiple Emmy Award-winning animated series for preschoolers is ... Continue Reading →
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Add ‘Neverbeast,’ ‘Mockingjay’ to Your Disc Menagerie

It’s a big day for heroines, with the most-recent adventures for Tinker Bell and Katniss Everdeen arriving on home video. Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast (Disney, ... Continue Reading →
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Illustrator Mel Crawford Dies at 89

Mel Crawford, a distinctive artist known for drawing and painting children’s books related to animated features and TV shows, died Feb. 23. He was 89. Born in Canada in 1925, ... Continue Reading →
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WB Plans ‘Adventure Time’ Feature

Adventure Time is headed for the big screen as an animated feature. The feature will produced by Chris McKay, who also will direct, and Roy Lee, reports Deadline. Cartoon Networks Studios ... Continue Reading →
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10th Edition of NFB’s ‘Hothouse’ Yields 8 Shorts

Beginning March 9, animation lovers can discover eight new short works by emerging animators with the online launch of the 10th edition of the National Film Board of Canada’s ... Continue Reading →